Packers officially retire Brett Favre's No. 4Submitted: 11/27/2015
GREEN BAY - Fans filled Lambeau Field to the brim Thanksgiving night, and it wasn't just because the Packers hosted the Chicago Bears.

Legendary quarterback Brett Favre had his iconic No. 4 jersey officially retired.

The ceremony was hard to watch without getting emotional.

"There' s no place like Green Bay," Favre said."There's no place like Lambeau Field. Special place."

You could barely hear yourself think over the roar of the crowd, but that's what happens when Number 4 takes the field.

"The only difference was, I wasn't playing obviously, but, you know, I had to stop at security," says Favre. "I was a normal person."

But that 'normal person' is now the sixth in a long line of Packers greats to have his jersey number on the Lambeau Field façade. 

It's an honor even Favre can't believe.

"I'm well aware of what I've accomplished in the career that I've had," says Favre. "It was a long, wonderful career, but I just don't ever look at myself as being, you know...I have to say to myself sometimes 'Really? With Bart Starr? Are you kidding me?'"

Starr suffered multiple strokes and a heart attack last year, but Number 15 wasn't about to miss one of the biggest nights in Green Bay Packers history.

"It meant a lot," says Favre of Starr's presence at the event. "It meant a lot because I saw Bart earlier today. First time I'd seen him in I couldn't tell you how long. And I was worried. I was worried, [but] that was a totally different man [out there]. I talked to Bart Jr. right before, because I saw [Bart] here, but I didn't get a chance to see him up close, and I said 'Is your dad ready?' And he said 'Oh, he's ready.'"

Now, the road to Canton is paved for the gunslinger.

"I dread having to dress up, wear a jacket," says Favre. "But I honestly haven't really thought about it. I jokingly say all that. I'm just trying to enjoy this. Let's enjoy this moment and see what happens down the road."

Story By: Dan Marz

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